La Configuración Perfecta

Mexican police badge, DF.

Having lived in Mexico long enough to know when to be cautious, I prefer to take time to protect myself against various irritating potential eventualities. Such was the case when I journeyed to a small Mexican city to visit my doctor and obtain prescription medicines. Now, this isn’t a tourist city in the least, more of an industrial one. But I knew the downtown area well and decided to park my large camper pickup truck in front of a trinket […]

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Kids; Made in Mexico and brought from Mexico

For years we tried unsuccessfully to have children. Our doctor at the time kept prescribing different colored pills and was totally freaked at our suggestion that perhaps we should take our Mexican friend’s advice to go see a curandera, or natual healing person. When we showed up the following winter still not embarasada (pregnant), our family in Mexico had had enough, and before we knew it, we were at Dona Marias house and the ‘cure’ was on. Dona Maria sent […]

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pennyroyal oil

I am moveing to san blas soon and i am looking for pennyroyal oil for no seeum protection and I am having troble finding it

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FAQ: Medications & Health Care In Mexico

The pros-and-cons of purchasing medications and health care in Mexico has turned into a major topic on this blog and also on our main People’s Guide To Mexico website.  For that reason I’ll now publish medication and health related questions and answers here, so if the topic interests you, please subscribe to the Comments in order to be notified of new posts. March 1, 2010 Carl & Lorena, Thanks for publishing your excellent website “The People’s Guide to Mexico”. I […]

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Mexico Promotes Medical Tourism

An article in the online English newspaper The News (Mexico City) describes how Mexico intends to promote medical tourism.  Though their present focus is on hispanic communities I’m sure anyone interested in saving money on health care can take advantage of this program. Medical Tourism In Mexico Set To Expand – Mexico The federal Tourism Secretariat presented on Feb. 17 its new initiative to rejuvenate medical tourism in the country, expecting 650,000 visitors, who will spend $US50 million by 2020. […]

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Tourism recovering from 2009 flu blow – Mexico – The News

excerpted from The News, Mexico City Tourism recovering from 2009 flu blow Jueves, 17 de Diciembre de 2009 Reuters MEXICO CITY The nation is facing a $1.6 billion drop in tourism revenues for 2009, thanks to a deadly flu outbreak, but the fall is smaller than first feared and visitors should return in 2010, the government said on Monday. Tourism is Mexico’s No. 4 source of foreign currency after oil exports, migrant remittances and foreign direct investment, and visitors spent […]

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Mexico For Non-FDA Drugs?

Here’s a headscratcher question about medications in Mexico that just came in via email: I just read your online advice on buying prescription medication in Mexico. There is, however, one big question that I hope you can answer. Is it possible to obtain medicines in Mexico that are not yet FDA approved in the U.S.? Do you know of any resources that where I could look up the drug I’m interested in…for Mexico or other foreign countries? Many thanks, Please […]

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Mexico Border Towns For Medications?

Carl and Lorena,
 My husband and I are now currently pharmaceutically challenged. We are interested in your information about purchasing medicines from Mexico but have very little experience “across the border”. We are currently living in Texas and can get to Mexico at different border cities. After we get there is a different story, are there other people we can meet up with to give us advice about the process other than the information you shared on your website? How […]

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A Good Samaritan

The only thing worse than coming back from Mexico to Canada in December is leaving behind a friend like LR who remains there til March. Among the regular email updates I get from “Senor Beachbaum” was this… “I got back to the hotel and our maid was looking a little down and she finally showed me her arm which was swollen and she had no feeling in her finger tips. She was a little scared. It took a lot of […]

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Mazatlan Dentist

Gary writes:   Hello! I found you through a Google search today and was interested in dental work while on vacation in Mazatlan. I need to have 2 implants done on my lower left back teeth but cannot afford the charges from my local dentist. I have Delta Dental insurance but only $1300 left in coverage for this year.  Can you recommend a dentist for me to contact? I am flying down May 13th with my wife and sister….she also […]

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